Vaccines and antibodies also neutralize
Business Insider has written in its report, Yes, BA.5 spreads easily as compared to other variants. And it can feel like it’s spread everywhere, infecting anyone, whether you’ve been vaccinated, got a booster shot, or have been infected with Covid. America’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday that if you were infected with BA.1, you really don’t have very good protection from BA.5.
How dangerous is the new variant
How dangerous is this variant? ‘I can’t answer that,’ said Dr Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and editor of public health at Kaiser Health News. He said that the risk depends on things like your vaccination status, your age, your health, your occupation and your lifestyle. Dr. Preeti Malani, an infectious disease physician at the University of Michigan, has rated its risk.
Vaccination is very important
He expressed ‘mild concern’ over the new version and gave it a ‘3 out of 10 risk rating’. Malani said that BA.5 is present everywhere and if you haven’t caught it yet, there are strong chances that you can come. But if your vaccine status is up to date, the illness may be mild without any serious consequences.